New Living Translation
From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive.
King James Bible
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Darby Bible Translation
The heart of the wise maketh his mouth intelligent, and upon his lips increaseth learning.
World English Bible
The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.
Young's Literal Translation
The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning,
Proverbs 16:23 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:23 Teacheth - Directs him what to speak, and keeps him from speaking foolishly. Addeth - Enables him to speak learnedly and wisely.
LibraryTrust in God --True Wisdom
A sermon (No. 392) delivered on Sunday Morning, May 12th, 1861, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."--Proverbs 16:20. Wisdom is man's true path--that which enables him to accomplish best the end of his being, and which therefore gives to him the richest enjoyment and the fullest play for all his powers. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
A Wise Desire
You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.
The godly offer good counsel; they teach right from wrong.
The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking; the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words.
The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant words are persuasive.
Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it, but discipline is wasted on fools.
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